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Letter: BRA is ignoring community on S. Huntington project

October 12, 2012
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Over strong community objections, the Boston Redevelopment Authority is about to approve the construction of a large luxury housing development proposed for the New England Home for Little Wanderers site at 161 S. Huntington Ave. Consisting of 196 rental units, over half of which will be studio or one-bedroom apartments, the developer intends to...

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Letter: BPS plan would increase inequality

October 12, 2012
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While we can all agree that high-quality schools are critical for every student in the Boston Public Schools, it has become clear to me that the lottery system is not the problem and that neighborhood schools are not the solution. The BPS’s new zone proposal with neighborhood schools is highly problematic. The current walk...

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Letter: T buses don’t use bus stops

October 12, 2012
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It was great to read that the T is going to crack down on people who park in bus stops, and to know that the buses have a button to report the location. (“T police target bus stop parkers,” Sept. 28.) Now, if I could only get a similar button in my car to...

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Letter: Casey bus plan harms public transit

October 12, 2012
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The Arborway Committee, a longtime JP organization, has set as its mission a commitment to improving public transportation for Jamaica Plain and its neighbors. To that end, it sponsors public events on topics relating to better streetscapes for pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities. It advocates for better options for all sorts of transportation,...

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JP Open Studios

September 28, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) Artist Racheli Shatil sits beside her sculpture made of masking tape and paint at Stonybrook Fine Arts on Porter Street during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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Nuevo pastor católico de JP nombrado

September 28, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) El reverend Carlos Flor (en frente) y el cardinal Sean O’Malley (atrás) entran Our Lady of Lourdes Church para la investidura de Flor como pastor católico de JP el 22 de septiembre.

Por Patrick E. O’Connor, Especial para el Gazette Una multitud llenó Our Lady of Lourdes Church el 22 de septiembre para la misa de investidura del reverendo Carlos Flor. Flor fue instalada formalmente como pastor de las tres parroquias católicas de Jamaica Plain en una misa con el cardenal Sean O’Malley. Una multitud llenó...

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Remembrance Rider

September 28, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) JP resident Joe D’Entremont stands next to his motorcycle, which is painted with tributes to U.S. military personnel who are missing in action or prisoners of war, including 39 Massachusetts residents still missing, on Myrtle Street on Sept. 20. D’Entremont is the president of the JP-based state chapter of Rolling Thunder, a POW/MIA support organization. For more info, see rollingthunderma1.org.

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Real Estate Today: Real estate office donates to kids’ group

September 28, 2012
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The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Jamaica Plain this month kicked off “6 for 60,” a new program and partnership with Boston College that will benefit The Home for Little Wanderers’ annual holiday gift drive. Coldwell Banker, whose local office is at 713 Centre St., will donate a $60 gift card for every...

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Real Estate Today: Easy, cheap ways to cut heating bills

September 28, 2012
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With fall officially here and cooler weather on the way, Boston Building Resources (BBR) is offering some tips on do-it-yourself improvements that will make your home more energy-efficient. BBR is a Mission Hill co-op that sells new and slightly used construction materials. First, take steps to block drafts. That will go a long way...

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‘Safety net’ is under threat, local groups say

September 28, 2012
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By Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette The “safety net” of social services is under threat by federal budget cuts, representatives from a dozen Boston-area organizations warned at a Sept. 15 forum in Jamaica Plain. “You can’t walk down JP’s main streets without seeing someone in crisis,” said Sky Rose of Survivors, Inc., the...

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